Rays beat Orioles 6-3; McKay goes 0 for 4 in hitting debut

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Brendan McKay had a rough debut as a hitter for Tampa Bay going hitless in the Rays' win over Baltimore.

McKay went 0-for-4 in Tampa Bay's 6-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.

''I thought I had some good at-bats. It's not the results you want, but making solid contact is putting you in the right direction,'' said McKay, who will pitch again Friday night against the New York Yankees. ''It's been great to get everything out if the way quickly and get your feet wet on both sides, pitching and hitting.''

McKay, who gave up one hit in six scoreless innings Saturday night in his major league pitching debut against the Texas Rangers, grounded out four times and was picked off second base on a throw from catcher Pedro Severino.

Kevin Kiermaier hit a three-run homer off Branden Kline in the sixth inning that proved to be the difference. It was his 10th home run of the season and came after a walk and single by Avisail Garcia.

Adam Kolarek (3-2) got the win and Jose Alvarado pitched the ninth for his first save since May 26. Alvarado is 7 for 9 in save opportunities.

The Rays' third straight win brought them to 6 1/2 games behind the Yankees, who did not play Monday.

Thomas Eshelman gave up two runs on six hits in five innings without recording a strikeout, and left the game with the Orioles leading 3-2.

''I was impressed. He can locate the baseball, and you can pitch in this league if you can locate the baseball,'' said Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde. ''We have some guys in our bullpen that have premier stuff that have a tough time locating the baseball. So hence, you see the six-to-eight ERAs not because of stuff but because of command. . . . This guy, Eshelman, did a great job of pitching and we just have a long way to go with a lot of our guys.''

The 25-year-old right-hander avoided a disastrous first inning by getting McKay to ground out with the bases loaded after RBI singles by Ji-Man Choi and Garcia.

''I think it was just a lot of nerves, a lot of excitement, anxious to get out there,'' Eshelman said.

After giving up four hits and a walk in that inning, Eshelman sailed through the next four innings, retiring 12 of 14 batters. His 3-2 lead was erased quickly by Kiermaier's three-run homer off Kline (1-4).

The Orioles optioned Kline to Norfolk immediately after the game.

Renato Nunez had two hits for Baltimore, and Rio Ruiz put the Orioles ahead 3-2 with a pinch-hit single in the sixth.

The crowd of 20,441 included about 10,000 fans who purchased $2 tickets, a policy that will be in effect for the entire three-game series.

MEANS' ALL-STAR NOD SHUFFLES ORIOLES

After LHP John Means was named to the All-Star team, the Orioles reshuffled their pitching rotation, scratching RHP Dylan Bundy from Tuesday night's start. Bundy will pitch Friday at Toronto, then pitch Baltimore's first game after the All-Star break on July 12. Means' first start after the break will be determined partly by the extent of his All-Star activity. ''I know what that four days feels like,'' said manager Brandon Hyde, ''and I don't want to pitch him the game after. It's just too much.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: RHP Nate Karnes (right forearm strain) pitched a scoreless inning and OF D.J. Stewart hit a home run while rehabbing in a Gulf Coast League game.

Rays: RHP Diego Castillo (right shoulder inflammation) is likely to come off the injured list July 12, for the first game after the All-Star break.

UP NEXT

RHP Asher Wojciechowski, acquired from Cleveland in a trade on Tuesday, will probably start Tuesday night's game for the Orioles against RHP Charlie Morton (8-2, 2.43). It will be Wojciechowski's 12th major league start and his first since 2017.

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  • W: A. Kolarek (3-2)L: B. Kline (1-4)S: J. Alvarado (7)
  • HR: TB - K. Kiermaier (10)
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    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Villar (20), A. Santander (6), R. Nunez (16)
    • RBI - P. Severino (24), H. Alberto (25), R. Ruiz (22)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Ruiz (16)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar, A. Santander, T. Mancini, D. Smith, R. Nunez 2 (2), R. Martin 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - K. Kiermaier (10)
    • RBI - J. Choi 2 (33), A. Garcia (38), K. Kiermaier 3 (39)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz, K. Kiermaier, B. McKay 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Villar (6), A. Santander
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - Y. Diaz (2)
    • Picked Off - B. McKay
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Martin-Villar-Mancini)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Zunino-Adames)
    • E - Y. Diaz (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Eshelman5.06221003.601.406.0
    B. Kline (L, 1-4) (BS, 1)0.02331016.751.46-11.0
    M. Castro2.02112305.321.522.5
    J. Yacabonis1.00000205.741.464.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Eshelman5.0
    B. Kline (L, 1-4) (BS, 1)0.0
    M. Castro2.0
    J. Yacabonis1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stanek2.01001102.641.134.5
    R. Yarbrough3.04112304.551.043.5
    C. Roe (BS, 3)0.22220104.971.78-3.5
    A. Kolarek (W, 3-2)0.11000004.091.336.0
    O. Drake (H, 2)1.00000202.841.114.0
    E. Pagan (H, 6)1.00000201.100.804.0
    J. Alvarado (S, 7)1.01000203.201.4210.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stanek2.0
    R. Yarbrough3.0
    C. Roe (BS, 3)0.2
    A. Kolarek (W, 3-2)0.1
    O. Drake (H, 2)1.0
    E. Pagan (H, 6)1.0
    J. Alvarado (S, 7)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Eshelman 75-51, B. Kline 12-5, M. Castro 42-22, J. Yacabonis 13-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Eshelman 9-5, M. Castro 1-1, J. Yacabonis 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Eshelman 21, B. Kline 3, M. Castro 9, J. Yacabonis 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Roe (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 34-20, R. Yarbrough 61-37, C. Roe 15-11, A. Kolarek 6-4, O. Drake 12-11, E. Pagan 13-9, J. Alvarado 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-4, R. Yarbrough 2-3, C. Roe 1-0, O. Drake 1-0, J. Alvarado 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 8, R. Yarbrough 14, C. Roe 4, A. Kolarek 2, O. Drake 3, E. Pagan 3, J. Alvarado 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    T. Mancini 1B30100112.302.359.542.9011.5
    D. Smith LF31000114.252.305.450.7551.5
    R. Nunez DH41200022.239.302.484.7863.0
    P. Severino C41110012.276.344.485.8292.5
    H. Alberto 3B-2B40110001.315.336.402.7372.0
    K. Broxton CF40000023.180.230.266.496-1.0
    R. Martin SS20000012.172.230.293.523-0.5
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    • a-singled for Martin in the 6th
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    Y. Diaz 3B32100103.285.357.498.8556.0
    J. Choi 1B31220101.266.353.426.7796.0
    A. Garcia RF41210012.277.333.453.7873.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Villar (20), A. Santander (6), R. Nunez (16)
      • RBI - P. Severino (24), H. Alberto (25), R. Ruiz (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Ruiz (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar, A. Santander, T. Mancini, D. Smith, R. Nunez 2 (2), R. Martin 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - K. Kiermaier (10)
      • RBI - J. Choi 2 (33), A. Garcia (38), K. Kiermaier 3 (39)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz, K. Kiermaier, B. McKay 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Villar (6), A. Santander
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Diaz (2)
      • Picked Off - B. McKay
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Martin-Villar-Mancini)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Zunino-Adames)
      • E - Y. Diaz (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Eshelman5.06221003.601.406.0
      B. Kline (L, 1-4) (BS, 1)0.02331016.751.46-11.0
      M. Castro2.02112305.321.522.5
      J. Yacabonis1.00000205.741.464.0
      Total8.01066451---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Eshelman5.0
      B. Kline (L, 1-4) (BS, 1)0.0
      M. Castro2.0
      J. Yacabonis1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek2.01001102.641.134.5
      R. Yarbrough3.04112304.551.043.5
      C. Roe (BS, 3)0.22220104.971.78-3.5
      A. Kolarek (W, 3-2)0.11000004.091.336.0
      O. Drake (H, 2)1.00000202.841.114.0
      E. Pagan (H, 6)1.00000201.100.804.0
      J. Alvarado (S, 7)1.01000203.201.4210.0
      Total9.09333110---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek2.0
      R. Yarbrough3.0
      C. Roe (BS, 3)0.2
      A. Kolarek (W, 3-2)0.1
      O. Drake (H, 2)1.0
      E. Pagan (H, 6)1.0
      J. Alvarado (S, 7)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Eshelman 75-51, B. Kline 12-5, M. Castro 42-22, J. Yacabonis 13-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Eshelman 9-5, M. Castro 1-1, J. Yacabonis 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Eshelman 21, B. Kline 3, M. Castro 9, J. Yacabonis 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Roe (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 34-20, R. Yarbrough 61-37, C. Roe 15-11, A. Kolarek 6-4, O. Drake 12-11, E. Pagan 13-9, J. Alvarado 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-4, R. Yarbrough 2-3, C. Roe 1-0, O. Drake 1-0, J. Alvarado 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 8, R. Yarbrough 14, C. Roe 4, A. Kolarek 2, O. Drake 3, E. Pagan 3, J. Alvarado 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Choi singled to shallow left center, Diaz scored36
      • 6TH INNING
        Kiermaier homered to center, Choi and Garcia scored35
        Ruiz singled to left, Severino scored, Ruiz to second32
        Severino singled to right center, Nunez scored22
      • 4TH INNING
        Alberto singled to shallow center, Smith scored, Nunez to third12
      • 1ST INNING
        Garcia singled to center, Diaz scored, Choi to second02
        Choi singled to right, Meadows scored, Diaz to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jose Alvarado relieved Emilio Pagan
        • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike looking, Broxton grounded out to third
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar doubled to deep right center
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Santander struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Oliver Drake
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
        • H. Alberto: Strike swinging, Alberto flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Miguel Castro
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • B. McKay: Ball, Ball, McKay grounded out to second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Oliver Drake relieved Adam Kolarek
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Santander safe at first on 3rd baseman Diaz fielding error
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking, Santander caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • B. Lowe: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
        • J. Choi: Ball, Diaz stole second, Strike swinging, Choi singled to shallow left center, Diaz scored
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • K. Kiermaier: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kiermaier struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Chaz Roe relieved Ryan Yarbrough
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez doubled to deep right
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez to third on wild pitch, Severino singled to right center, Nunez scored
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Alberto grounded out to second, Severino to second
        • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
        • Rio Ruiz hit for Richie Martin
        • Adam Kolarek relieved Chaz Roe
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ruiz singled to left, Severino scored, Ruiz to second
        • J. Villar: Villar lined out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Branden Kline relieved Tom Eshelman
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choi walked
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia singled to shallow center, Choi to second
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier homered to center, Choi and Garcia scored
        • Miguel Castro relieved Branden Kline
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Adames singled to shallow center
        • B. McKay: Strike swinging, McKay reached on fielder's choice to second, Adames out at second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zunino walked, McKay to second
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Meadows flied out to left
        • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, McKay out at second
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Villar singled to left
        • A. Santander: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Villar caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Foul, Santander fouled out to first
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked
        • D. Smith: Smith flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Eshelman Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Foul, Ball, Zunino reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Meadows: Meadows reached on fielder's choice to second, Zunino out at second
        • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowe flied out to deep left, Meadows to second
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Nunez singled to right, Smith to third
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Severino grounded out to first, Nunez to second
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Alberto singled to shallow center, Smith scored, Nunez to third
        • K. Broxton: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Martin lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Eshelman Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiermaier popped out to shortstop
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike swinging, Adames flied out to shallow right
        • B. McKay: Strike looking, McKay grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Ryan Yarbrough relieved Ryne Stanek
        • R. Martin: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santander doubled to deep left
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Eshelman Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz singled to shallow center
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Foul, Choi reached on fielder's choice to second, Diaz out at second
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Garcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Choi out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • P. Severino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Severino grounded out to first
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alberto lined out to center
        • K. Broxton: Ball, Broxton flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Eshelman Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Zunino grounded out to third
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Meadows grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Lowe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lowe lined out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Villar lined out to left
        • A. Santander: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santander walked
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini singled to left, Santander to second
        • D. Smith: Smith flied out to deep right, Santander to third
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Eshelman Pitching:
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Meadows singled to shallow center
        • B. Lowe: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lowe walked, Meadows to second
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Meadows to third, Lowe out at second
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Choi singled to right, Meadows scored, Diaz to third
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Garcia singled to center, Diaz scored, Choi to second
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier singled to shallow center, Choi to third, Garcia to second
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Adames reached on fielder's choice to second, Choi out at home, Garcia to third, Kiermaier to second
        • B. McKay: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McKay grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)